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NEW: 15 Senate Democrats, led by Sen. @BrianSchatz of Hawaii, urge AG William Barr to confirm @TheJusticeDept "will uphold the airtight confidentiality protections for data collected in the census under current law."

LETTER citing my @NPR reporting👇

@brianschatz @TheJusticeDept @NPR 2. I reported back in November on an internal email revealing a Justice Department discussion about the possibility of "renewed debate" over whether the Patriot Act could force the release of individuals' confidential census responses👇

@brianschatz @TheJusticeDept @NPR 3. In November, Democratic Senators @brianschatz, @CoryBooker & @SenJackReed sent this earlier letter to @TheJusticeDept, which the senators say has not responded to their request👇

@brianschatz @TheJusticeDept @NPR @CoryBooker @SenJackReed 4. I've reached out to spokespeople at @TheJusticeDept for comment on this latest letter about census confidentiality. The DOJ previously declined to comment on my questions👇
@brianschatz @TheJusticeDept @NPR @CoryBooker @SenJackReed 5. Sen. @brianschatz has also written to Commerce @SecretaryRoss, who oversees the @uscensusbureau, about census confidentiality and received this response back in December👇

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